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We are reading the doctors report on our unborn baby girl

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we are reading the doctors report on our unborn baby girl and it says there is a hypoechoic cortex with few sulci. do you know what this means?
JA: The Gynecologist will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Gynecologist can help you best.
Customer: ultrasound report on the baby refers to hypechogenic area of the brain and says there is a hypoechoic cortex with few sulci
JA: Is there anything else the Gynecologist should be aware of?
Customer: mother has oligohydramnios now and during prior 3 pregnancies
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

what does the final impression say?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is no final impression noted anywhere on report or history. But under active problems it says: high risk pregnancy in 2nd trimester (V23.9)
small for gestational age (764.00)
late prenatal care and
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

I don't want to scare you but I have to be honest.

this is concerning for microcephaly or a small brain/head size

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We do appreciate complete honesty because this is for an adoption that we are exploring, so we want the full facts ... best & worst case scenario.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you give us anymore information or insight into this?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

You will need to follow up on this.

It is still early

they will need to do follow up scans and genetic testing for Down's and other trisomies.

You will just need to follow it as time goes on

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 1 year ago.

thanks for this question

please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)

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